As you have probably heard, newspapers are in financial peril — and everyone in the industry is scrambling to figure out how to make newspapers profitable again.
The latest blow came last week, when 19 of The Cricket’s colleagues here at The Salt Lake Tribune — about 20 percent of the newsroom — were laid off.
Those of us who remain struggle, as papers across the nation do, to find a way to make money providing information in the Internet age. We wrestle with the question of staying relevant when readers can receive news, weather, sports, restaurant reviews, movie listings and an inexhaustible supply of kitten videos online whenever they want.
Instead of trying to guess what readers want, The Cricket is asking you, the readers, directly — through the following short survey:
Question 1: Where do you get most of your news?
D. News websites.
E. From TVs and radios playing in the background of kitten videos.
Question 2: If you did not answer "A." to Question 1, can you describe why you have soured on newspapers?
A. Too much liberal bias.
B. Too much conservative/corporate bias.
C. A strong belief that all the news is just a prank perpetrated by Jimmy Kimmel.
D. Not enough pictures of kittens.
Question 3: If you did answer "A." to Question 1, may we ask …Next Page >
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